Today 10 September at CERN the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been made. The goal is to try to recreate the “Big Bang”.
If this news hasn’t reached you, then you have probably seen the picture on Google.
Even if their main goal isn’t achieved or successful, CERN has changed the world by creating the Internet.
In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, wrote a proposal for information management for transferring information over the Internet by using hypertext, this would enable collaboration in the high energy physics community.
The goal was to have a single information network to help CERN physicists share all the computer-stored information at the laboratory. Hypertext would enable users to browse easily between texts on web pages using links.
In order to make the WorldWideWeb – as it was called in 1990 – usable Berners-Lee created a browser-editor using his NeXT personal computer (Steve Jobs).
CERN had the first web server ever.
Thus even if the biggest and most expensive ($6Billion) laboratory experiment even fails completely; CERN has already changed the world where we live in: the Internet – a Big Bang.
The first goal was exchange of information for collaboration.
Today the Internet has many more purposes for both personal and business life.
Rapping on the Large Hadron Collider:
Will CERN change your life again? Will the LHC have the same impact as the Internet? Only time will tell